The past two years have resulted in challenges in the supply chain across many industries but have been especially visible in chip shortages. Creative solutions ranging from investing in safety stock to seeking additional partners have allowed contract manufacturers of all kinds to keep products moving.

“We’re honored to receive this recognition from IPC,” Patterson continues. “Their advocacy and work on behalf of our industry are critical to all members of the EMS community. We consider membership to IPC to be vital.”

For more information about IPC, visit their website.

About Cirtronics

Cirtronics is an advanced contract manufacturer located in the Greater Boston area. Cirtronics thrives in meeting exacting standards required by demanding applications, including medical, robotics, security, defense, and industrial. Services include manufacturing readiness, strategic sourcing, manufacturing, test, and fulfillment of electromechanical or mechanical systems, sub-assemblies, and electronic boards. Cirtronics is ISO 9001 and ISO 13485 Certified, FDA and ITAR Registered, and is a Woman-Owned Small Business. For more information, visit


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